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    SUPERDATA: OCULUS QUEST WILL MAINSTREAM VR IN 2019, BUT AR WILL LEAD BY 2021

    Oct 19, 2018

    Though 2016 was once described as the “year of VR” because that’s when consumer headsets became available, 2019 will be the year virtual reality actually goes mainstream — at least, that’s the prediction of Nielsen-owned SuperData Research, which today released its XR M...

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    HULU PLANS TO MOVE SOME CHANNELS FROM ITS LIVE TV SERVICE BACK TO ON-DEMAND

    Oct 17, 2018

    Hulu’s chief executive has said that the company is aiming to change up its live TV offering by breaking down its current $40-per-month channel package into smaller bundles. The current package has over 1 million subscribers, and CEO Randy Freer did an interview with The Information this week ...

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    INTEL OPENS TECH LEARNING LAB ROAMING VR TRUCK IN THE BRONX

    Oct 17, 2018

    Intel is launching the Tech Learning Lab, a custom-built mobile container truck outfitted with virtual reality demo stations, powerful PCs, and IoT smart whiteboards.The lab and its hands-on workshops are kicking off at the Bronx Academy of Letters, where attendees can get lessons in artificial inte...

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    IMMERSIVE TECH GETS SPORTS FANS INTO THEIR FAVORITE GAME … LITERALLY

    Oct 17, 2018

    Professional sports have long been far ahead in embracing immersive technology when compared to the likes of amusement parks, casinos, and movie theaters. The reasons are simple: sports fans demand the latest and greatest innovation so they can better listen, watch, and experience the game as it hap...

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    ROCKET LEAGUE PREPS FOR CHINA, CROSS-PLATFORM PARTIES, AND 4K ON XBOX ONE X

    Oct 17, 2018

    Rocket League continues to thrive as a live service. Developer Psyonix is now detailing its plans for the rest of 2018. The vehicular soccer game is going to soon enter the world’s largest gaming market. It’s also getting an updated version for Microsoft’s Xbox One X. The studio ha...

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    HUAWEI: MATE 20 X SMARTPHONE BETTER GAMING DEVICE THAN NINTENDO SWITCH

    Oct 17, 2018

    Huawei rolled out a bit of a surprise this week at the tail end of an event meant to reveal two new phones: A third device, a 7.2-inch smartphone, that the company president said is “the best portable mobile gaming machine” on the market, including the Nintendo Switch.“Today we als...

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    OUR GAME STREAMING FUTURE: A DYSTOPIAN RETREAT FROM INNOVATION, RISK

    Oct 17, 2018

    Imagine a world where your favorite game is playable on any device: your PC, your phone, your toaster. This idyllic daydream — our amusements readily available in all places, finally unchained and free — is being promised to us not by niche hobbyists working in their garage but the bigge...

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    HULU EYES CHEAPER LIVE TV BUNDLES THAT STRIP OUT ENTERTAINMENT CABLE NETWORKS

    Oct 16, 2018

    Hulu wants to cater to a new crowd of pay-TV “cord-shavers” with stripped-down, less-expensive live television bundles that include sports, news and on-demand content dropping linear entertainment networks to save costs.Hulu CEO Randy Freer sketched out the concept in an interview with T...

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    PILOT SCARES THE HELL OUT OF US BY WEARING OCULUS GO WHILE FLYING

    Oct 16, 2018

    If you’re troubled by the idea of pilots wearing VR headsets while flying real planes, prepare yourself: It’s already happening, at least on a small scale. In a new video titled Piloting A Real Aircraft While Wearing Oculus Go, Texan pilots John Nagle and John Paul Sommer demonstrate how...

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    YOUTUBE SUFFERS EXTENDED GLOBAL ACCESS PROBLEMS, OUTAGES

    Oct 16, 2018

    YouTube experienced what appeared to be global access problems Tuesday for approximately 90 minutes, with issues that also affected the YouTube TV and YouTube Music services.At 9:41 p.m. ET, the Team YouTube account on Twitter posted about the technical issues: “Thanks for your reports about Y...

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    SIXENSE WILL REFUND ITS VR CONTROLLER BACKERS, SWITCH TO ENTERPRISE

    Oct 16, 2018

    Sixense pioneered hand controllers for virtual reality applications in 2013, but the company hasn’t been able to produce its Stem consumer product for VR. And so the company is announcing today that it will refund all of the money raised from its Kickstarter campaign backers and preorder custo...

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    STARTUP LUDENSO TAKES ON MAGIC LEAP AND HOLOLENS IN AUGMENTED REALITY

    Oct 16, 2018

    Norwegian technology start-up Ludenso (formerly MovieMask) has started a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for its augmented reality glasses for mobile devices, dubbed MagiMask.MagiMask and its tracking system has been quietly in development for two years, and it is now available to preorder, priced...

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    MICROSOFT’S XBOX BLACK FRIDAY DEALS INCLUDE UP TO 75 PERCENT OFF 500 GAMES

    Nov 15, 2018

    Microsoft is dropping its Xbox One X console to $399 for Black Friday, but the company is also discounting 500 Xbox games during the holiday period. Starting today, Xbox Live Gold members will be able to access the discounts early, including an additional 10 percent to bring it up to 75 percent off ...

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    FUBOTV ADDING COMMERCIAL-FREE STREAMING CHANNELS AMC PREMIERE AND FX+

    Nov 15, 2018

    Virtual MVPD FuboTV is adding commercial-free streaming services AMC Premiere and FX+ to its roster of premium add-ons for subscribers.Through the partnership, FuboTV says it’s the first vMVPD to offer both services. AMC Premiere costs $4.99 per month and FX+ costs $5.99 per month.“Premi...

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    ESPN, HGTV, TBS AND MORE JUMP INTO HDHOMERUN'S NEW $35/MONTH STREAMING TV PACKAGE

    Nov 15, 2018

    Just when you thought the virtual MVPD market had reached its threshold for new services, along comes another way to get live cable channels without the need for traditional pay TV.Silicon Dust’s HDHomerun DVR products announced a new Premium TV service that charges $35 per month for live acce...

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    HOW NIANTIC DESIGNERS TACKLED INGRESS PRIME REBOOT

    Nov 15, 2018

    Before there was Pokémon Go, Niantic got its feet wet in the location-based gaming market with Ingress. And last week, the company returned to the world of its first sci-fi game with a reboot title, dubbed Ingress Prime.While Pokemon Go has more than 800 million players, Ingress was no slouch...

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    AT&T IS INVITING DIRECTV NOW USERS TO TEST ITS UPCOMING STREAMING BOX

    Nov 15, 2018

    AT&T is inviting DirecTV Now users to sign up for a chance to test its upcoming streaming set-top box. The company sent an email to select DirecTV Now subscribers this morning, asking them to sign up to test the device for “about six months.” AT&T Communications CEO John Donovan anno...

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    THINK VIRTUAL REALITY IS JUST FOR GAMES? THESE AWESOME APPS WILL CHANGE YOUR MIND

    Nov 15, 2018

    If there’s anything we’ve learned from Hollywood movies, it’s that there’s only a matter of time before the machines inevitably become sentient, take control of the earth, and ruthlessly hunt down any and all remaining humans in impressively efficient fashion. For now, though...

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    FORTNITE’ GIFTS PERFECT FOR THE VIDEO GAME FAN IN YOUR LIFE

    Nov 15, 2018

    Chances are you have someone on your holiday shopping list who is a big fan of Fortnite. The battle royale game has become an untouchable worldwide phenomenon in 2018. As such, plenty of Fortnite-themed products are being made by companies both big and small.From board games to figurines to shirts a...

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    V-MODA’S NEW BASSFIT EARPHONES ENTER THE FITNESS GAME FOR $130

    Nov 14, 2018

    V-Moda is releasing its first pair of fitness neckbuds today called the BassFit. They employ what V-Moda is calling “TriFit design,” meaning there are three different wear options to accomplish the best fit.The first TriFit option uses flexible ear hooks that wrap around your ears to hel...

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    HUAWEI PROMISES AR GLASSES IN 1-2 YEARS, BUT SETS EXPECTATIONS LOW

    Nov 14, 2018

    Huawei plans to commercialize its own augmented reality glasses over the next one to two years, but doesn’t expect their value to be instantly apparent to consumers. “In the beginning you may feel AR … is nothing,” Huawei consumer CEO Richard Yu told CNBC, “but in the ...

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    AT&T CFO SAYS NEW DIRECTV SERVICE WILL BE SELF-INSTALLED BOX INSTEAD OF TRUCK ROLL

    Nov 14, 2018

    AT&T offered some more details about its new set-top box and streaming DirecTV product while also spelling out how it will eventually end its satellite service and cut costs.AT&T CFO John Stephens spoke Wednesday morning at the Morgan Stanley’s European Technology, Media and Telecom Co...

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    COMCAST'S XFINITY STREAM JOINS NIELSEN'S DIGITAL RATINGS

    Nov 14, 2018

    Comcast’s Xfinity Stream app and web portal are being added to Nielsen’s digital ratings. Now Xfinity TV audiences watching on computers and mobile devices will be included in Nielsen Digital in TV Ratings and Digital Content Ratings.The inclusion of Stream is an expansion of Comcast&rsq...

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    REMEMBER RTX? IT’S IN A VIDEO GAME NOW

    Nov 14, 2018

    If you’ve purchased an Nvidia RTX graphics card, you can finally enjoy your fancy new GPU’s namesake feature. All you have to do is update a handful of programs and join Electronic Arts’ premium subscription service.Battlefield V is officially the first game to support real-time ra...

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